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Subsequent gen Porsche Taycan, Panamera EV within the works | Autocar India

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All-new Panamera EV will likely be offered alongside a closely up to date second-gen ICE mannequin.

Porsche has begun work on the second-gen Taycan EV, which will likely be joined by an all-electric Panamera. Each fashions will likely be in Porsche’s future plan of “electrified luxurious” which is able to comprise as many as six fashions.

  • Subsequent-gen Taycan EV to be primarily based on SSP Sport structure
  • Present-gen Panamera to get a significant replace subsequent 12 months 
  • Panamera EV anticipated to get a number of variants

Subsequent-gen Taycan, Panamera to sit down on SSP platform

Each new EVs will likely be primarily based on a ‘Sport’ model of the Volkswagen Group’s Scalable Techniques Platform (SSP), which is being developed by Porsche. The so-called SSP Sport construction adopts the spine of the SSP structure, which is about for use by different extra volume-orientated electrical Volkswagen Group fashions.

Among the many key architectural developments being pushed by Porsche for the brand new SSP Sport platform is a low cabin ground, courtesy of a slimline battery pack, and rear footwells (or foot garages, as they’re identified at Porsche) just like these of the J1 platform utilized by the present Taycan. These are additionally described as being essential to offering the electrical Panamera with packaging comparable with the present Panamera and a low centre of gravity for optimised dynamics.

The 2 new electrical fashions, Taycan and Panamera, will share key structural, drivetrain and chassis parts in addition to a newly developed electrical structure designed to help level-Three autonomous driving performance, 5G-enabled digital options and an working system developed in partnership with the Cariad software program division of Porsche’s mum or dad firm, the Volkswagen Group.

Panamera EV to tackle the Mercedes EQS

Whereas the Panamera EV remains to be within the infancy of improvement, options are that it’s going to have a wheelbase and total size just like these of the present long-wheelbase Panamera offered in China (3,100mm and 5,199mm, respectively). That may place it in direct competitors with the likes of the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 and Lucid Air when it comes to measurement. By comparability, the present Taycan has a 2,900mm wheelbase and is 4,963mm in size, and the follow-up is prone to be comparable – so the 2 fashions will likely be differentiated in measurement.

As with the present Taycan, Porsche is predicted to launch a full vary of electrical Panamera variants, which will likely be revealed later.

Each generations of Panamera to coexist

The electrical Panamera will likely be offered alongside a facelifted model of the present second-generation mannequin, which will likely be launched in 2023. It’s deliberate to be in manufacturing till 2030 on an prolonged mannequin cycle, in keeping with Porsche sources, offering clients with the selection of conventional ICE, plug-in hybrid or electrical energy, relying in the marketplace and regulatory framework. The engineering for the electrical Panamera is twinned with that of the brand new Taycan, due out in 2027.

The brand new zero-emissions Panamera is about to obtain comparable styling to its ICE and PHEV siblings. This method mirrors that of the Macan and Cayenne, that are set to go electrical in 2024 and 2025, respectively.

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